"...KING KONG is the screen's ultimate Beauty-and-the-Beast fable, and it endures through the power of innocence that has all but vanished from the screen..."
Los Angeles Times
"...KING KONG is more than a technical achievement. It is also a curiously touching fable....There is something ageless and primeval about KING KONG that still somehow works..."
"...The grand-daddy of all monster movies..."
"[T]he first Kong has something today's CGI masters are hard-pressed to give their monsters: a soul."
"[I]t's still the quintessential pulp saga, capable of popping eyeballs 70-odd years later without the help of computers."
Movieline's Hollywood Life
"[The] black-and-white granddaddy of beast-on-the-loose movies....The movie looks improved over earlier video and TV copies, and still packs a wallop..."
4 stars out of 4 -- "What makes KONG unique is its mix of hokum, horror, and peculiar poetry..."
Ranked #3 in Rolling Stone's "Top 25 DVDs Of 2005' -- "[T]he joy is seeing the 1933 original, complete with Max Steiner's classic score and once-censored scenes..."